How That Lincoln Life Changed My Life Forever

by Bill Shipley
How That Lincoln Life Changed My Life Forever

Lincoln University introduced me to one of the greatest human beings on our wonderful planet. My Wife! Telene Lassiter-Shipley c/o 1997.

27 years, two children and lot's of life between us, we are still rockin this thing called LOVE. I still think I am one of the luckiest Brothas alive.

Who would have thought I would have met my best friend, wife and mother of my children in a illegal party at the bottom of Houston Hall? I remember I was DJ'ing and I took a "Session" break to go smoke with...And there she was looking like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car.

She was a Freshman and I was an "Older" sophomore and I felt obligated to make sure she was ok, as I was a gentleman, LOL.

An hour later I found myself walking her back to her dorm "Hansberry" and her having me wait outside as she went to go get her jacket. I waited 5 min, 10 min, 15 min and I thought this Sistah just played my ass!!!

Just as I was about to bounce, she came back outside and we talked and talked and then she was ready to go back to her room , so of course I tried to get a kiss and all I got was her beat it dude.

So as I laughed it off, I said to her..."Yo come check me, I live in Freddie D 4th Floor room 411, like information...She looked at me like if you don't get the *uck away from me with that corny shit...LOL

To this day she brings up how corny I was....

So that Lincoln Life gave me

  • My Best Friend
  • The Love of my life
  • The Best Mother I could ever hope for
  • My Son William E. Shipley V
  • My Daughter Skye N. Shipley
  • Long Life Friends & Advisors
  • Preparation for Graduate School
  • A foundation and a LOVE for myself
  • A undying commitment to make our world a better place
  • Love, Honor & Respect for All

William E. Shipley IV, MBA (Snoop)

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